On this page we will discuss such a common thing as teeth sensitivity. Our aim will be to define teeth sensitivity reasons and to find proper treatment that can be used. Doctor Brian Halvorsen – the author of “Great Teeth For Life” and a professional dentist with over 35 years of practice will provide us very specific and important information:
Why is teeth sensitivity so common?
It is a not a secret that teeth sensitivity is a rather frequent problem in the prospective of oral health. But the point is that nowadays it has become more common among the young generation. Why this happens? Economic progress and individual freedom. Youngsters now are not straitened financially and are nor prohibited by any authorities to consume what they want. So, and this is of no wonder, teenagers in our time tend to buy lots of sweets and fizzy drinks as they taste, look and smell really yummy and attractive. And this happens even though they know that all these things are really bad for their health. By the way, these food and drinks harm not only our teeth, but the full digestive system and hormonal regulation, which also result in skin and weight problems.
But the adults are not really better in this aspect – they cannot live without coffee! Also lots of people consider alcoholic drinks to be an essential part of their lives. I am not talking about drunkards, this is about regular people, who consider a glass of vine in the evening a normal thing. But is it really so?
It has been proven a long time ago that the consumption of fast food, alcohol, coffee and especially fizzy drinks are the easiest way to acquire teeth sensitivity. But these are common parts of almost everyone’s lifestyle! So, is it now surprising that teeth sensitivity is such a usual thing to happen?
How to prevent sensitivity?
There various ways for this:
- reduce the frequency of carbonated drinks
It is better to have your fizzy drink in only one gulp. If you are sipping it throughout the whole day than your teeth will be far more time exposed for the acid influence.
- consume less fruit
In case you literally cannot survive without fruit then have some yoghurt or cheese after eating them as these products are good at absorbing acid from fruit, which is the thing that lessens your enamel and causes sensitivity. So always remember to balance out the acid when having your meal.
- drink less alcohol
- use sensodine or desensitizing toothpastes
- regularly visit your dentist
This one is the last, but not the least. Only a specialist in dental sphere can provide your proper medical treatment and advice some tips for personal oral hygiene at home.